Featured Job Listing – Research Assistant – RNA-Seq

Clemson University: College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences: Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Location – Anderson, SC
Open Date – Dec 4, 2019
Deadline – Feb 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The primary objective of the associated research project is to determine if and how exposure to representative materials released during nuclear activities will alter transcriptional response or otherwise alter biochemical properties of select biota (e.g., bacteria and plants) to develop an in-depth understanding of factors contributing to remotely sensed spectra.


The fellow’s research will take a scaled approach to identify specifically how select exposures (i.e., radionuclides supplemented by explosives or heavy metals) impact representative biota, which subsequently influence remotely sensed spectra, so that laboratory results can be more effectively translated to field-scale application. This bottom-up approach will provide the insight needed to engineer exposure-specific biosensors as well as the ability to identify potential sentinel organisms.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) as well as have research experience with RNA-seq, preferably with bacteria or plants.

Responsibilities of the Research Assistant include laboratory research and data analysis, communication of findings, preparation of research reports, and advising of MS and PhD students that are funded on a related Defense Threat Reduction Agency project.

Application Instructions

Review of candidates will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position all application material must be submitted via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/72853. The application packet should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of four references.

Please contact the PI, Dr. Nicole E. Martinez ([email protected]) for any additional information about the position.


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